European Factors to Watch-Shares seen up on U.S. rates outlook

jueves 15 de octubre de 2015 02:47 GYT

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MILAN Oct 15 (Reuters) - European shares are expected to open higher on Thursday following three days of losses, tracking gains in Asia on growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will delay any interest rate increase until 2016.

Futures on the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index, Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE 100 were all up by between 0.4-0.8 percent.

Asian shares rose to 2-month highs on Thursday and the dollar struggled near multi-week lows after weak U.S. economic data added to expectations that the Fed will delay hiking interest rates.

On Wednesday, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index .FTEU3 fell 0.8 percent while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index declined by 0.9 percent. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Asia stocks rise, dollar sags as weak US data dents rate hike prospects > Wall St falls after Wal-Mart's weak forecast; Netflix down after the bell > Nikkei edges up as investors buy defensive shares > Yields fall after U.S. data supports 2016 Fed rate hike view > Dollar nurses sharp losses after weak U.S. sales figures > Gold near 3-1/2-month high on bets Fed to delay rate hike > London copper near 4-wk high as miners consider output cuts > Brent hovers near 1-1/2 week low, U.S. crude drops as supply drags


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